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JOHN DAY—Sometimes it seems like a week is a long time, and then all of a sudden it is the next month. Anyway that is how it is for me. Going through this COVID thing seems like forever, and y…

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As Grant County residents began to line up to get the COVID-19 vaccine, CASA and Community Counseling Solutions partnered up to talk to people about their reasons for getting the vaccine.

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Names of students who have made the scholastic honor roll winter 2021 have been announced by Oregon State University.

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A girl, Everleigh Grace Hicks, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, 20 1/4 inches in length was born at 9:32 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021, in John Day to parents Eddy and Jordyn Hicks of Canyon City. She joins …

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JOHN DAY—Sunshine more than two days in a row is telling us winter is over and spring has sprung. This year the sun is so much better looking and feeling than years of the past. Light is promi…

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A girl, Elianna Rene Wimer, was born March 9, 2021, in The Dalles to parents Jimmy and Heidi Wimer. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Mother and daughter are doing well.

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JOHN DAY—It has been a very busy week. I usually don’t get personal in this article, but this last week my mom received her promotion to heaven at age 96 so I traveled to Tulalip, Washington, …

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The Ellis Tracey Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary meeting scheduled for Friday, April 16, has been canceled.

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JOHN DAY—April Fools Day has come and gone. To my knowledge there were no tragic events or no shock treatments needed. That is good news.

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JOHN DAY—Here we are, almost April, and we are still seeing off-and-on winter. Are you as ready for spring and summer as I am? Do you find time flying as fast as I am? Easter is just around th…

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Eight firefighters from Grant and Harney counties spent three months to improve their skills and fire knowledge at the fire academy.

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MONUMENT—Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell made us a lovely lunch of chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, green salad and a cookie for our dessert. I ate it all. Thank you, ladies, for a job well done. I…

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Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, announced that his office has begun accepting submissions for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. High school students from across Oregon’s Second District are…

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MONUMENT—For the first Tuesday meal of the month of March, our cooks Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell prepared for us beef burritos with all the fixings, Spanish rice, refried beans and yummy cinn…

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Staff Sgt. Neil Goodwin, son of Bud Goodwin of Mt. Vernon and Dr. Karin and Steve Pappadakis of Colorado Springs, separated from the U.S. Air Force after 17 years and signed with the U.S. Spac…

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The Mt. Vernon Scholarship Fund is accepting applications from Mt. Vernon area students who will complete their high school education in 2021 and will be attending an accredited vocational/tec…

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JOHN DAY—On behalf of the center, I would like to thank Chester’s Thriftway for their generous donation of eight cases of large grocery sacks. The cooks so greatly appreciated them.

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Two donation drives joined forces for foster kids in Grant County.

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A book recently illustrated by someone born and raised in Grant County depicts the silver lining of the ongoing pandemic.

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After a power outage Feb. 8 at Monument School, the elementary students made a sign to show their power company, Columbia Power Co-op, appreciation for all they do to keep the lights on and th…

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